Write maths and win cash!

Rachel Thomas

Write maths and win cash!

May 2003

Win cold hard cash and bring mathematics to the people by entering the 2003 science writing competition run by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) and the Oxford University Press (OUP).

To enter, you need to write a popular science article, no longer than 3,000 words, aimed at a non-specialist audience. The winner will receive £2,000 cash and a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) on CD, and have their article published in the THES. Second prize is the twenty-volume set of the OED, and third prize is £200 worth of popular science books from OUP.

Plus published the 1999 winning entry, "Self-similar syncopations" by Kevin Jones, which investigated the links between music and mathematics, throwing in limericks, Fibonacci and Scott Joplin along the way.

You can write on any area of science, but Plus is hoping for another mathematical winner. You can find out more information at the competition website. The closing date is June 30. Good luck!